Men's Golf Finishes Third at State Farm-Laker Invitational

Chris Carlin finished as the Buccaneer's top scorer and the tournament's individual champion. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
HAMPTON, Ga.-- The Barry University men's golf team posted a nine under team finish (567) to earn third place of 16 at the State Farm-Laker Invitational, one stroke behind second place Georgia College.
 
The Bucs and Bobcats were tied in first after day one before the team from Newberry shot a remarkable 278 in the second round to finish 14 under and take the title.
 
Chris Carlin followed up a first round 67 with a 66 in round two to earn an eleven under 133, taking the individual title at the tournament. Carlin's 133 was two strokes better than Newberry's Daniel Stanley.
 
Carlos Velez fired a 144 (72-72), finishing tied for 18th overall as Barry's second highest finisher.
 
Guillermo Pumarol shot a 145 (73-72) to finished one over par, tied for 27th overall.
 
Victor Billskoog finished with a 147 (69-78) three over par, and Daniel Stapff shot a 152 (76-76), finishing eight over par.
 
The Bucs are currently ranked #2 by the Nike/GolfWorld Magazine coaches poll. The team returns to action Monday, October 5 at the Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga.
 
Men's Golf Tied for First After Day One at State Farm-Laker Invitational
 
HAMPTON, Ga.— September 21, 2009 – The extreme weather cooperated just long enough for the second annual State Farm-Laker Invitational to get its first round in on Monday, and after the opening round, the Barry University men’s golf team is tied at the top.
 
Barry (281) finished seven under for the day, tied with #1-ranked Georgia College.  Both teams have a three stroke lead over 24th-ranked Newberry.
 
Chris Carlin led the Buccaneers with a 67 (33-34) which puts him in second overall behind Newberry College’s Daniel Stanley.
 
Victor Billskoog shot a solid 69 (34-35) to put him in a six-way tie for fourth overall.
 
Carlos Velez put up an even 72 (37-35), placing him in a tie at 24th.
 
Guillermo Pumarol was a stroke off of Velez at 73 (36-37) and Daniel Stapff rounded out the Buccaneers lineup with a 76 (41-35).
 
“I was very pleased with the first round,” head coach Jimmy Stobs said.  “We made a couple mistakes, but I am happy the way we played the first round of the year.”

The first day was originally scheduled for two rounds (36 holes), but the second round was called early due to heavy rains. The tournament will be shortened to 36 holes, with the second round set for Tuesday at Crystal Lake.
 

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